• No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

    July 22, 2013

    The other day, I had a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies, but there was no way in hell I was about to turn on my oven. It’s been so hot here lately!

    Instead of giving up on my craving all together, I decided to whip up a batch of no-bake cookies with some of my favorite ingredients: almond flour, shredded coconut, coconut butter, honey, and chocolate chips. The combination of flavors reminds me of an Almond Joy candy bar. Mmm!

    No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

    Obviously, I love these cookies because they taste amazing (I’ve already made three batches!), but I also love them because they’re a cool treat on a hot, summer day that requires minimal effort. Seriously. Just mix up the ingredients, roll into balls, and place in the refrigerator to cool. Simple as that! I don’t think there’s an easier (and more delicious) cookie out there!

    No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies


    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup coconut butter (not coconut oil)
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 1/8 tsp almond extract (optional)


    1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl (or food processor) and mix well until completely combined.
    2. Form batter into 2-inch balls and place on wax paper. Flatten balls with the palm of your hand.
    3. Allow cookies to chill in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes before serving.

    Makes 8 cookies

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    { 16 comments… read them below or add one }

    Hannah July 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    These were amazing!!! Perfect post wod in Miami!


    Sara August 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Oh m’gosh, these cookies are ridiculous and so easy! I’m vegan but am fascinated by your paleo-inspired diet and have been veganizing some of your meal ideas and recipes with great success. These cookies taste exactly like an Almond Joy and I am a huge fan of your paleo granola, too. Your blog is my absolute favorite. So inspiring. Reading your blog regularly got me out of a fitness and food rut and I feel amazing lately. You rock! 🙂


    Rachel @ Health My Lifestyle August 17, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I finally made these and they turned out great! I have a Bachelors in Bakery Science and somehow never learned about coconut butter. Looks like a great substitute for shortenings and butter!


    Barb September 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Oh my, these are fabulous!! Just made our second batch and this time I added about a quarter cup of loosely chopped slivered almonds and used mini chips. So, so Awesome!! Thanks!


    Tay September 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    How do you make the coconut butter, I can’t find it in the store?


    Tina September 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I buy it online (linked in this post).


    Robbie Lewis October 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    An incredibly delicious cookie – though I turned the dough into truffles instead 🙂 Made about 2 dozen. I used the darkest chocolate chips I could find, and that corrected the one problem that Almond Joy candy bars present for me: milk chocolate (yuck).


    Kelsey October 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I just made these with Almond butter instead of coconut butter and they turned out really, really well! SO delicious. I used Whole Foods crunchy almond butter and I had no issues with it not being thick enough.


    Theresa @ Two Much Fun January 5, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Tina, these were fantastic! It tasted just like an Almond Joy. My little 3 1/2 year old devoured three of them in a blink of an eye. Thank you for a delicious, and more nutritious, version of a candy bar.


    Tina January 5, 2014 at 9:16 am

    So glad you liked them!!


    Lora February 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I made these the other day and they were so good we made another batch today! So easy to make too. This recipe is a keeper!


    Mindful Mama March 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I tripled this recipe today and it made a lot of cookies!! :o) I also baked about half of them on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. When they are hot they melt in your mouth like a shortbread. Fantastic both ways!!!!!Thanks for the great recipe.


    jenn April 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Omg….no need to even make them into cookies just had a big scoop of them with my spoon and I’m thinking that might be the way to go. Ty


    Corey February 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, they were insanely delicious. Thanks for sharing!


    Anne April 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    My first paleo cookies recipe! Loved it! Made 2 variations of it in within a week! Because it was just that good and easy! Thanks for making Me discover coconut butter!!! Sooo delicious!!!


    Krista August 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    YUM!!! I have been eating low carb and wanted to try these because I have always loved Almond Joy candy bars too. These turned out great!!!! I couldn’t stop eating the batter 🙂 I used coconut flakes (not shreds) and maybe a tsp. honey paired with 2 stevia packets….and unsweetened chocolate shavings….and…i don’t own a food processor so i just mixed it all together!! The batter still molded very well. Very delicious cookies! The only ingredient i had to buy was the coconut BUTTER….cause all I had on-hand was coconut OIL….so now I can find some other really great ideas for that. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I highly recommend.


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